A quick and easy 10 minute DIY fall decor idea!
I’m a quick and easy craft kind of girl.
The perfect project for me is when I can sit down with a few supplies and do in a short amount of time. It doesn’t always work out that way, but today’s project definitely falls under the category of quick (in under 10 minutes) and easy, and I actually love the results. Perfect!
Last year I bought a few faux pumpkins for my front porch to add to the few real ones I get every year. When I unpacked them this year, some had a stem that had been pulled out. I thought about gluing them back on, but decided to try to make one into a pumpkin flower holder to add to my indoor fall decor.
So, when I get an idea I just kind of just go for it with no real plan. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn’t. I’m happy to say that this one was a success!
Supplies for a Faux Pumpkin Flower Vase
To start, I just removed the rest of the pumpkin stem.
Then I put the mason jar on top of the pumpkin and traced it with a pencil to mark where I would cut.
Next, I used the utility knife to cut out the top of the pumpkin. I went around the top a few times with the knife, and then I used a screw driver to loosen it up. I was able to pull the top out rather easily.
After I removed the top, I could see that the pumpkin was filled with styrofoam beads. I emptied some of them into the trash and inserted the small mason jar into the hole.
All that was left to do was to add my flowers. A few weeks ago, I planted a couple of hydrangea in my front flowerbeds and it still had some beautiful flowers. I just cut some off and added them to my faux pumpkin vase along with a little water.
I love how it turned out!
My husband even thought it was a real pumpkin. When I asked him to carry it inside for me so I could clean up my mess, he couldn’t believe that it I used a faux pumpkin. Then again, he also thought that I had just glued the flowers to the top of the pumpkin.
You could also do this project with a real pumpkin, or faux flowers or succulents. So many possibilities.
I like my faux pumpkin because I can keep it out until Thanksgiving.
Quick and easy and, might I add… free. I already had all my supplies so all it cost me was about 10 minutes of my time.
Are you a project planner or do you just go for it and hope for the best (like me 😉 )?
I have more thrifty fall decor and DIY ideas if you want to check them out.